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What the Author Isn’t Saying

As readers, we’re drawn though a book because we care about the character, or we want to know what happens. But for a book that is a meditation on grief, something else has to pull us through this dark and potentially boggy place. In We Are Okay, Nina LaCour offers a handful of narrative threads the pattern revealed just enough so we can't see the full picture, but we know it's there. We want to figure out what she isn’t telling us. We Are Okay, is a short but complicated book. It shifts in time, and there are symbolic layers woven into the story from start to finish. LaCour tells us a lot in the first few chapters, but most importantly for this work, she let’s us know upfront that she will

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